on Friday 23rd after 2 nights at the Terraces, 10 nights Nanuya Island Resort and 2 nights at the Hotel Mercure. Reviews are already up.
The trip to NIR and return was on the Cheetah. Apparently the Flyer has been withdrawn from service indefinitely, supposedly due to some mechanical problems they have been experiencing and I was told they had been grounded until their problems are fixed.
Another rip-off. On arrival took a yellow cab to the Terraces on Denarau, tried me on for $25 but had no problem convincing him to use his meter - fare just under $20. Gave him $25 any way, however on return from NIR we wanted a taxi to take us to the Hotel, big mistake. Should have used the bus. While waiting for our luggage off the Flyer we were approached by a person purporting to be a taxi driver and went to the cab(?) rank at the Marina with him and got into a beautifully presented aircon car and took off for the hotel. I then realised -no meter and said "this is not a cab" Yes it is he replied and the fare to the Mercure from a table of fares - Martinar $30. A bit of an argument ensued and I was informed that taxis are no longer permitted to pick-up on Denarau only the cars at the rank with yellow plates and numbers starting LH...
He got his $30 and then expected a tip ?? Checked his statement with Hotel reception and apparently thems the rules now - Another tourist rip off if this indeed as stated.
Flew Air Pacific from Brisbane both ways, on time throughout but never again, never seen so many ankle biters on a flight both ways. Full of screaming kids - not a pleasant experience.
Sorry Fiji lovers :) John